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Bond denied for Tenn. man in sex trafficking case

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A federal judge denied bond for a Memphis man accused of sexual trafficking young girls after a federal agent described how he would threatened to burn the girls with cigarettes if they didn't follow his rules.

In a detention hearing held on Friday in Memphis, FBI Agent Jaime Corman testified about the threats made by 23-year-old Marvell Antonio Culp Jr. The Commercial Appeal reported Culp was arrested in November after a mother said her 15 year-old-daughter was forced into prostitution  

Culp faces federal charges related to the sexual trafficking and for promoting prostitution online through the classifieds website Backpage.com.

 Corman testified that after Culp was arrested, he made threats against the girl on phone calls he made from the Shelby County Jail.

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